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  1. Share annotations

    Users should be able to share highlights/annotations on a book. This is useful if a professor wants to share their notes on a book, or have everyone read and note-take together. See hypothes.is for the type of functionality we're looking for (we can't even use hypothes.is in Ebook Central as a workaround, because we can't select text normally). Thanks!

    23 votes

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  2. Allow folders we create to be re-arranged by the user.

    Right now folders simply appear in the order created. I have many different ones, for classes and research projects. Sometimes an existing folder is too general with too many books, and I create "sub" folders, but I can't cluster them. I also can't move the folders that I'm currently using the most to the top so I don't have to keep looking for them.

    2 votes

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  3. Normalize Highlighting

    Highlighting sentences is inconsistent where it either highlights the sentence continuously or highlights each individual word. The latter creates a distracting white lattice of un-highlighted space over the text which makes it very difficult to read.

    1 vote

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  4. We have disabled the “Download Book” link for ProQuest ebooks. Is there any way to have this button removed from the item page? We’ve found

    We have disabled functionality of the “Download Book” option in Ebook Central. We would like to suggest the option to also have this button removed from pages for titles when this function is disabled. Having it appear on this page when the function is disabled is proving to be confusing for some of our students, and we have received several complaints.

    6 votes

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  5. Select PDF or EPUB

    If an ebook is available in both PDF and EPUB format, the reader displays the PDF only. You have no chance to display the EPUB format. It would be very helpful for mobile device to have the opportunity to select which format should be displayed and downloaded.

    6 votes

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  6. Alter the default Subject wording when "sending" an eBook folder

    Currently says "An eBooks folder has been sent to you". To the receiver it appears to come from ebooksupport @ proquest. . . with no hint as to actual sender unless they have altered the message! Would be more helpful if it could be: [Your Name] has sent you an eBooks folder

    Where Your Name is in italics or perhaps even . . .has sent you an eBooks folder so hopefully prompting the sender to edit.

    2 votes

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  7. I'd like to get PDFs with my comments and highlights

    I would like to be able to print out or create PDFs of Ebook Central’s books with the highlights and comments that I leave on my Bookshelf Account. Currently, the created PDFs cannot show any annotations I leave on the books. It will be very nice to have the option of displaying the highlights in the PDFs as they are added and showing the comments on either left or right side of the file.

    13 votes

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  8. Pop up to inform users of implications of downloading to a public computer

    At the moment there is a pop up that asks users whether they are using a private or public computer but no prompt is given for either choice - need a pop-up customisable by the library to explain implications of using a public computer

    1 vote

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  9. Add clear 'x' or delete all 'x' in the search box

    A delete all 'X' in the search box would allow users who input the name of a book or several search terms to more quickly delete all text.

    1 vote

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  10. 1 vote

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  11. 4 votes

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  12. Ebook Central turnaway messages

    The existing turnaway message that users are given is hidden in not very clear text, in the middle of the screen, amoungst other things. a student with sight issues flagged this as hard to see, and they are right.

    The current message of 'All copies are currently in use' should be in bold, or make much clearer in any other way.

    Even the ability to customise this message would be useful.

    17 votes

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  13. Chapter level linking in EBC

    In light of recent updates to Primo regarding chapter level indexing. We would like to pursue the ability to link to the chapter level. Since a user can drill down to the chapter level in Primo, when they link out to the ebook in Ebook Central, they are taken to the book level and are then forced to locate their specific chapter again. We feel that this is a step backwards. Especially for the same company. Please consider this linking enhancement for a better user experience.

    8 votes

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  14. Pages "printed" to PDF should have a downloaded filename that reflects the actual book page numbers and not the fake internal page numbers.

    Pages "printed" to PDF should have a downloaded filename that reflects the actual book page numbers and not the fake internal page numbers. For instance, if I "print" to PDF page 155 of an example book, the filename that is downloaded is "ShapeshiftersBlackGirlsandtheChoreographyof...----(Pg172--172)" because if you count all the non-numbered pages like the front cover, this would be page 172 of the resulting full PDF. But this leads patrons and us librarians to waste a lot of time double-checking that we really got page 155 instead of 172.

    8 votes

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  15. Keeping the search string in the search box until done, with a 'clear search' option

    Keep the wording of a search in the search box for ease of editing and reminding oneself of the search. Also suggest a 'Clear search' button for when done.

    Alternatively, make the 'Edit search' option bigger, clearer and easier to find. It took me a while to even notice it was there, I had to keep typing out my searches again and again.

    Thanks.

    4 votes

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  16. Accuracy in EBA availability

    Is there any way to make the “Not available” bigger, or to suppress the record in the first place? It’s kind of misleading….

    1 vote

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  17. Password repetition

    For avoiding typos and also for safety reasons the password should be entered twice while creating/requesting a patron account.

    7 votes

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  18. Be able to limit searches by pagination.

    Surprisingly, teachers want to be able to select course readings by page length. They want to search for books that are say less than 100 pages, less than 150 pages, etc.

    4 votes

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  19. Truncation for full text searches

    Righthad truncation wildcard * does not work for the full text search (search within the ebook). Researches need this functionality with in the content!

    4 votes

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  20. "Owned and subscribed to by my library"

    If the setting in Access Permission specifies that only owned&subscriped titles have a visibility ON, an empty search, should Show that"Owned and subscribed to by my library" in the patron portal is already be selcted by default.

    2 votes

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